“You are a hero to me.”
— Lyles-Crouch principal Patricia Zissios to crossing guard Cora Reed
The presentation was made as part of Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in front of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, where Reed is a crossing guard.
“[Cora Reed] is an integral part of the school community and is vital in the drop-off and pick-up process at the school,” the school district posted on ACPS Express. “She has a positive and encouraging attitude and is a friend to all.”
Lyle-Crouch Principal Patricia Zissios led the ceremony, telling Reed “You are a hero to me.”
Reed was showered with cards and well wishes by students, parents and city officials.
“Thank you all for just supporting me,” Reed said. “It makes a big difference in the job to know that you’re appreciated. Now I’ll get out there and work even harder.”